Recycled Water Fill Station at a Glance
To provide interested recycled water customers a permit application to access our truck fill station, located at the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant. SFPUC provides safe, disinfected recycled water to tanker trucks for construction and other non-potable uses.
Recycled Water Uses
Recycled water is limited to the following activities and may only be used within the city and county of San Francisco:
- Dust Control
- Soil Compaction
- Street Cleaning
- Roadway Landscape Irrigation
- Sewer Flushing
Please note that State regulations, recycled water may be used for dust control on roads and streets, but use for demolition, pressure washing, or dust control through aerial spraying is not allowed.
Legal and Other Requirements
Public Works Code, Article 21
Apply for a Permit
Recycled Water Permit
Recycled Water Program
California’s record drought and water shortage has made water conservation a high priority, so much so that Governor Jerry Brown signed a drought-relief package in February 2014 that expands the use of recycled water. Recycled water is a great alternative for non-potable uses like street cleaning, sewer flushing, soil compaction, dust control and freeway and roadway landscaping activities within San Francisco City and County boundaries. Recycled water not only helps to conserve water, it saves users money. The Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant in the Bayview area now offers safe, disinfected recycled water to the public at no cost!
24/7 Access to Fill Station
The Recycled Water Fill Station is located at the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant on Quint Street between Jerrold and Newcomb Avenue and can be accessed 24/7. The station offers both top and side fill options and dispenses recycled water at 400 gallons per minute.
Interested customers can fill out a permit application online, and mail a completed form to:
SFPUC Recycled Water Program
3801 Third Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA, 94124
OR send as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Approved contractors are provided with a magnetic sign which must be displayed while recycled water is in use.
Show others that you are doing your part in conserving water and fill out an application today.